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At 9:30 a.m. the prayers were said. They were the same prayers—Zoroastrian, Moslem, Christian, and The Praise of the Ten Incarnations,"* as which had been uttered on Friday the 17th, with the addition of a prayer to Guru Nanak, spoken by Dr. Daulat Singh in Sikh language. Again, Baba took active part in the prayers. At one time during the prayers, there was an interruption by someone acclaiming Baba, which was instantly checked by Baba.

 

After the prayers, Baba asked if anyone felt tired, as He would give an interval before the Confession; adding, "Baba never feels tired; if you are not tired, we will go on." All cried that they were not tired. Baba then said, "Pay proper attention and make this Confession for yourselves and for all the world with all your hearts. God is deaf to the language of the mind, and keen to hear only the language of the heart. If you put your heart into My Confession, God will definitely make you love Him." This was translated into Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, and Telegu, as were all the other statements made during the meeting.

 

Baba said: "What is known as virtue and sin are nothing but strength and weakness."

 

Then followed the Confession as made on Friday the 17th September, with the addition of a Confession to Guru Nanak by Dr. Daulat Singh in Sikh language.

 

Baba then said: You are now free to call out 'jai!' or anything you like," and He called for Francis Brabazon to come to the microphone and to cry: "Avatar Meher Baba ki jai!" which was repeated loudly by all the company. Baba then said that all were free to disperse and that from 2 o'clock onwards He would call groups and give talks to them, and also give a few private talks. He told the Westerners to go up the Hill and stay there. He also said, "Whether it rains or not, be here tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock and in the afternoon at 3:30 p.m., when I will say precisely for the last time what I have to say."

 

Thursday, September 30

 

The day was cool and cloudy, with a little sun, but no rain. Instructions had been given previously that none of the devotees was to go up the Hill. The crowd of men, over 900, was waiting for Baba at the railroad tracks,

 

*See page 24

 

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